Jacqueline Screws, president of Chattahoochee Valley Community College, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates during a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Fort Benning location on June 1.
The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Nearly 125 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony.
Screws, who became the sixth president of Chattahoochee Valley Community College on Feb. 1, has more than 30 years of higher educational experience, working both at the university and community college levels. She began her educational career as a financial aid counselor at Tuskegee University before joining Sparks State Technical College in 1989 as a counselor for the college’s Title III grant. In 1999, Sparks merged with Wallace Community College Dothan and she became dean of student affairs for the merged institution. From 2000 to 2017, she served as the dean of student affairs and dean of the Sparks Campus.
During her 28-year tenure in the Alabama Community College System, Screws has been actively involved in numerous state activities and has served on a number of state-wide committees and initiatives. She is past president of the Alabama Community College Association and currently serves as a member of the organization’s Executive Committee. She also is past president of the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association and a member of the All-Alabama Academic Team Planning Committee.
Screws has been recognized as the Administrator of the Year for the Alabama Community College System and the Student Affairs Officer of the Year by the Alabama Deans of Student Affairs Association. A first-generation college student, Screws holds degrees in business administration and student personnel administration from Tuskegee University.
She and her husband of 29 years, Larry, have two daughters.